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SWUK ODN Regional Study Days

It would take just 20 critically ill burn-injured patients to overwhelm the Specialised Burn Services in the UK.  Are you prepared to confidently manage severely burned patients in the first 48 hours following a major incident? 

Trusts with Major Trauma Centres, Units and Emergency Departments accepting casualties from a major incident will be required to hold on to any patients with burn injuries for longer than usual.  Therefore, the SWUK ODN will be running a number of Burns studies days focusing on preparing non-burns healthcare professionals for a major incident in the South West.    We will deliver these in each of the Major Trauma Network regions in the South West of England during 2019-21 and in South Wales once the Welsh Major Trauma Network is established.

The Study Days below are primarily for healthcare professionals working in non-burns services providing emergency retrieval, emergency care and intensive care.  

Study Day Schedule 2019-21


Study Day



17 June 2019Burns - Preparing for a Burns Mass Casualty Incident in Wales or SW England
(This event is approved by the Royal College of Anaesthetists for 5.0 CPD credits)

Plymouth Science Park

Peninsula Major Trauma Region

Plymouth Burns MI Study Day 17.6.19

Plymouth Burns MI Study Day Provisional Programme 17.6.19

Event Over

17 September 2019

National Burn Incident Response Team (BIRT) Information Day

Grand Station,

National BIRT Information Day Flyer

National BIRT Information Day FINAL Programme 17.9.19

5 November 2019Burns, Blasts & Biohazards - Focusing on care of critically injured patients

Village Hotel Bristol


SWUK Education Day Flyer 5.11.19

Burns Blasts and Biohazards Study Day FINAL Programme

To Register

11 November 2019Burns - Preparing for a Burns Mass Casualty Incident in Wales or SW England 

City Hall Salisbury

Wessex Major Trauma Region

Salisbury Burn Education Day Flyer 11.11.19

Salisbury Burns Study Day Programme 11.11.19

To Register

3 December 2019SWUK Burn ODN Multi-Disciplinary Team Annual ConferenceSt Pierre Hotel, Chepstow

SWUK MDT Annual Conference Programme FINAL

To Register

XX September 2020Burns - Preparing for a Burns Mass Casualty Incident in Wales or SW England 

Venue TBA

Severn Major Trauma Region

Flyer & Programme to follow
XX March 2021Burns - Preparing for a Burns Mass Casualty Incident in Wales or SW England 

Venue TBA

Welsh Major Trauma Region

Flyer & Programme to follow

Past Regional Study Days and Resources

In November 2018 we held our first SWUK ODN Regional Education Day which focused on preparing for a burns mass casualty incident and introduced the ”NHS England Concept of Operations for the Management of Mass Casualties – Burns Annex”.  

The programme attracted a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the South West and Wales and included Ambulance/Air Ambulance services, Major Trauma Centres and Units, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care and nursing and allied healthcare professionals.  Feedback showed the event increased delegates' confidence in treating and assessing burn injuries.

Some presentations from this event are available in the Slide Presentations section of this website.

Further Information

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